October 7, 2022


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France: What will soon change for motorists

The union explains that a new obligation will take effect every five months in 48 sectors.

V.Are you planning to go to the mountains this fall or winter? Don’t forget your winter tires. As recalled UnionFrom November 1, 2021, these will be essential for safety and traffic flow. In particular, they allow for better braking conditions when temperatures drop below 7 degrees, and better grip on icy or icy roads.

The Mountain Law, in the form of this obligation, will come into force in a few weeks, until March 31, 2022. However, this obligation does not apply to vehicles fitted with embedded tires.

In the absence of snow tires, motorists in the affected areas should have metal or textile snow chains that can fit at least two driving wheels. In case of violation, the driver can be fined 135 euros and his vehicle will not move.

48 departments have been affected by this Act

Here is a list of areas where the law will come into force from November 1, 2021: Ain, Allier, Alps-de-Hot-Provence, Hots-Alps, Alps-Maritimes, Ortaz, L’Ariage, Ad, Avron, Condall, Chorus, Code-d’Or , Cruise, Dope, Trom, Kart, Hot-Crown, Herald, Isare, Jura, Lower, Hot-Lower, Lot, Loser, Merde-et-Moselle, Moselle, Nivre, Buy-de-Dome, Pyrenees-Atlantics, -Pyrenees, Pyrenees-Oriental, Bass-Rin, Hot-Rin, Ron, Hot-Sine, San-Ed-Lower, Savoy, Hot-Savoy, Dorn, Torn-Er-Car, Vaucluse, Haute-Vienne, Vosges, Yonne , Territoire de Belfort, Corse-du-Sud and Haute-Corse.

In these areas, priorities should determine the list of municipalities subject to this obligation.

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